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Going Home

written by: LadyLily



I patiently wait…
As you cling to every breath,
phantom listeners watch,
an invisible force hovers.

By your window I sit, smothered, like a doll…waiting…
to melt into nowhere,
A paper shadow,
penetrated by citron shafts,
as yellow rags crease flaxen clouds.

Sobbing on a handkerchief of Spanish lace,
My voice quivers… ‘I love you.’
As Blackbird sounds his big note of freedom.

A place of grace you will ascend,
drink the Sun’s yellow wine.
Every day a summer’s day!
Winds never moan
and Swallows slide on lilac breezes.

Let go dear Grandad…
for ruby Roses wait to bloom,
the blossoms are snowing pink.
Fluttering wings of Angels greet…
For you are home.



JULY 2017 AUTHOR OF THE MONTH at Spillwords.com
Love writing poetry in all styles, stories and working on a novel. Subjects range widely... about life in this world and the next, the beauty of the natural world and the grip of human emotions. First volume of poems self-published on Amazon kindle. 'LadyLily's Poems, Book 1, Wonders of Nature, Life Slices, Life After Life & Netherworlds.

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